GS-I – Modern World History

Wet Foot, Dry Foot Policy

January 24, 2017

The outgoing Obama Government has recently ended the Wet foot, dry foot policy established long ago in United States by the previous Presidents. The policy was adopted for the Cuban migrants seeing their influx into the country in huge numbers. Meaning of Wet Foot, Dry Foot Policy The wet...

Rise Of National-Populists Across The World In Recent Years

January 24, 2017

With the election of Donald Trump as the President of USA, many countries from America to Europe have started witnessing the rise of populism again around the world. Who is a Populist? The word ‘populism’ is derived from the Latin word populous which means people in English. It espouses...

The Yugoslav (Balkan) Wars (1991-1999)

September 10, 2016

The Yugoslav Wars were the ethnic conflicts fought inside the former Yugoslavia from 1991 to 2001. The wars resulted in the breakup of the country after the constituent republics declared independence one after the other. Balkans Balkans or the Balkan Peninsula is usually referred to a cultural area in...

Geopolitical Perspectives on West Asia and its implications for India

March 1, 2016

The most important geopolitical factor in West Asia is the sectarian strife between Sunni and Shia camps represented by Saudi Arabia and Iran respectively. The competition between Saudi Arabia and Iran for attaining regional hegemony and supremacy has led to the Syrian crisis and instability in the West Asian...

Socio-political Implications of the Aryan Invasion Theory

December 29, 2015

In recent times, Aryan Invasion theory was making news because the RSS uses the term Vanavasis for tribals and not Adivasis. The idea is to portray that all Hindus are original to India; and the Aryan-Invasion Theory divides the Hindus on caste lines. Further, there are attempts to push...